Natural Horsemanship Ride Whanganui

Harmony With Horses - Half Day Natural Horsemanship & Ride

This ride is for all abilities. A half day adventure, honing your natural horsemanship skills followed by a ride out into the picturesque NZ country side at River Valley.


  • Beautiful hill country scenery

  • Learn natural horsemanship skills

  • Ride freestyle with rope halters (no metal bits or shoes)

  • Ride through private farm land - not accessible to the public

  • Start or finish at River Valley Lodge, book in for accommodation or meals as well as your ride


Full Description

A Natural Horsemanship Experience Like No Other

Harmony With Horses is a half day horse riding adventure; combining a challenge packed natural horsemanship session, followed by a freestyle ride over the spectacular Rangitikei hill country which is suitable for all abilities.

We start with building a trusting relationship between you and your horse. It does not matter if you are new to horses or they have been a part of your life forever. We work with you at the level you need to be working at.

Next we take you and your horse, who is now your partner, out into the beautiful country side of River Valley. Here you will have the opportunity to try everything you learnt beforehand. You will be riding over the hills, taking in the spectacular scenery, and if you are up for it, cantering through the fields.


All riding gear - helmet, chaps, boots, oilskin jacket

Half day guided horse ride & natural horsemanship adventure

Meeting Point

Please meet at River Valley Lodge to check in and fill out the waiver form.  The stables is then about a 5 minute drive from the lodge so please arrive at the lodge before the scheduled start time of your trip.

River Valley Lodge
266 Mangahoata Road
Taihape, 4792

We are 32kms from Taihape/SH1.  From Taihape turn down the road by the Gretna Hotel/Liquorland and follow the road until you see a turning on the right signposted to River Valley.  From there follow the road and signs until you reach River Valley.

Additional Information

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 7 days before activity starts.

Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.

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NZ$ 215

per person

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Harmony With Horses - Half Day Horsemanship Adventure & Ride

This ride is for all abilities. A half day adventure, honing your horsemanship skills followed by a horse ride out into ...Show More
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Not suitable for Infants.
Duration: 3 Hours
Maximum Passengers: 8
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